Monday News Update: Maxine Smith, BSMF Advice, Hi-Tone Sneak Peek and More

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 29th 2013 1126 0

Happy Monday, y'all.

Today in Memphis, we've got restaurant news, a sneak peek at the new Hi-Tone Cafe, and a ton of advice for Music Fest goers. Also, we remember civil rights activist Maxine Smith, who passed away over the weekend.

All of that and more is in today's Memphis news update.

Photo by @patrickjwoods

Instagrammer @Patrickjwoods snapped this picture of Hot Wing Fest on Sunday. I'd love to feature your photos on ILM. All you have to do to submit them is tag them #ilovememphis on Instagram.

– First, a bit of sad news. Local civil rights activist and NAACP leader Maxine Smith passed away over the weekend at age 83. The Flyer has this rememberance.

– If you're headed to Beale Street Music Fest, or just have some advice to give to those who are, the Memphis sub-Reddit is making a long list of BSMF pro-tips.

– Today's feel good moment: the winner of the St. Jude Dream home is a guy who once lived in a tent.

– In food news, chef Ryan Trimm (Sweet Grass, Next Door) is opening a new upscale Southern restaurant in the old Circa space in East Memphis by mid-June. Also, Beale Street Landing is looking for a new restaurant tenant.

"All of the big boys" want former Tiger Tarik Black.

– A lounge! Two music rooms! Stripes! Here's a sneak preview of the brand new Hi-Tone space on Cleveland.

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Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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